Matthew Edwards

Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Pedagogical Musings: There is no place for malicious criticism in the arts

I admit that I have never been a fan of critics. I do find reviews helpful in determining whether or not to attend a show, but on numerous occasions, I … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 6 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Singing is not ALL about the breath

Chi sa ben respirare e sillibare saprà ben cantare (He who knows how to breathe and pronounce well, knows how to sing well) Attributed to Gasparo Pacchierotti, 1740-1821 (Stark, p. … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 3 Comments

A Directory of Voice Specialists

I frequently receive requests for laryngologist recommendations in different parts of the country. A few days ago, I discovered Dr. Christopher Chang’s online list of laryngologists. This is a great resource! … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: Six factors that affect vocal quality

Dr. Meribeth Dayme is an internationally known voice teacher, author, and founder of the CoreSinging® approach. In her book “Dynamics of the Singing Voice, 5th ed.,” Dr. Dayme outlines six factors … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: Perfecting vowels using internal hearing

In September 2016, I blogged about the difference between internal and external hearing and how it can impact a singer’s perception of her vocal quality. Today I am sharing a simple … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

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